Do I have to use the supplied power cable ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by woolyback, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. woolyback macrumors regular

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    I'm about to set up my newly-acquired-from-the-US Time Capsule, and noticed a fairly stark warning in the instruction booklet...

    Important: Use only the power cord that came with you Time Capsule

    Do I need to worry about this or can I use any standard "figure 8" cable ?

    I ask as I don't live in the States (currently in Europe, then back to UK) and would rather not have to run it via a bulky plug adaptor.
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

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    Might be best to check the power requirements - normally Apple stuff is 100-240V 50-60Hz AC but maybe TimeCapsule is different and US model is 110V 60Hz - in which case you will "blow it apart" with 230V (hence the warning).

    If it is the normal 100-240V 50-60Hz AC then any figure of 8 plug will be fine....
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    According to the specs:

    You should be ok.
     
  4. woolyback thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool, thanks for the replies - I pretty much thought it would be okay, but was curious about the warning :D
     

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